Date: 11/1/17 5:44 pm From: G & J Fenton Friesen <friesen.fenton...> Subject: Re: Wichita Red Crossbills
I'll add one more crossbill record with this one in Harvey County this AM.
I heard it while taking a phone call outside at work. I listened to the
series of calls on the web and would likely place this one in the Type 2
catagory. Fun to hear it.
Newton, KS (Harvey).
On Wed, Nov 1, 2017 at 3:38 PM, Kevin Groeneweg <kgroeneweg...>
> Adding to the abundant Red Crossbill sightings, I just had a pair fly over
> at my house in Wichita. I had just got out of my car upon returning home an
> heard them calling while flying away. I’m hoping they had come off my
> feeders and will be back. In other news, I followed up on Pete’s post from
> yesterday and checked out the large number of ducks on the LaFarge sandpit
> in NW Wichita late this morning. Conservatively over 2,500 ducks of various
> species, with large numbers of Lesser Scaup, Gadwall Ring-necked and
> Redhead and lower numbers of American Wigeon, Ruddy Duck, N. Pintail and
> Greater Scaup. This is a fantastic place to get great scope view of the
> latter species. No loons or grebes we’re seen. Lots of birds at nearby
> Harbor Isle as well.
> Kevin Groeneweg
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